Name: Mellie Chow
Program: Mechanical Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: University of Waterloo
Education / Degree(s): Bachelor of Applied Science, PMP, CSM
Current Job Title: Executive Director - Competitive Intelligence & Strategy
Current Employer: COMCAST
Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: Private Pilot License (PPL) candidate and I can fly solo comfortably.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?: Mike Lazaridis - founder of Blackberry (formerly RIM) and Quantum Valley Investments
Marissa Mayer - CEO Yahoo!
Elon Musk - CEO Tesla Motors
Jack Welch - former CEO of GE
Steve Wozniak - Apple Designer
Why did you choose to study engineering?: It was the fastest path out of school while obtaining a Professional Degree and Global job security.
What are your best memories of your engineering education?: My IRS (Iron Ring Stag) and convocation.
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: It taught critical thinking and problem skills required for today's complex business challenges and innovation.
What do you love most about your career?: Flexibility, Autonomy and transferability.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: Perseverance and hard work is power for the course. It's a very reliable and consistent way to build foundation skills and start your career.